Police and judicial response to crime in the Russian Federation
The paper studies the tendencies in police and judicial response to crime in the context of the new Russian capitalism. The results show that the police evade the objective analysis of crime, evaluating only its current situation (within a year) and resorting to misrepresentation of statistical data to insinuate that they are more effective in solving cases than they are. Judicial practice, in turn, vividly demonstrates the selective (class) approach to prosecuting “blue-collar” criminals, on the one hand, and “white-collar” criminals, on the other. Based on the findings this research provides a scientific toolkit to research the mechanism of judicial response to crime.